The Lost Bill Holman Charts

The Lost Bill Holman Charts

by Carl SaundersCarl Saunders


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In the early '80s, saxophonist Ted Richardson, a geologist by day, commissioned Bill Holman to write material for a septet album. After all of the ten arrangements were written, the project never took place and the charts sat in a closet for 20 years. Carl Saunders, lead trumpeter with Holman for many years and a brilliant soloist, unearthed the arrangements, and on this 2007 CD the music was finally recorded. Since Holman is one of the most brilliant arrangers in jazz history, the wait was worth it. While there are many fine solos along the way by Saunders (whose lines on the trumpet seem both effortless and endless), tenor saxophonist Pete Christlieb (showcased on "Dearly Beloved"), trombonist Andy Martin, pianist Christian Jacob, and guest Sam Most (on flute and baritone), it is the written ensembles that are most adventurous and memorable. Whether deconstructing and reinventing five standards, introducing five pieces of his own, or arranging Saunders' "The Hook" especially for this project, Bill Holman shows that he is more than just a premiere big-band arranger. A gem.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/04/2007
Label: Mama Records
UPC: 0734956103224
catalogNumber: 1032

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carl Saunders   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Pete Christlieb   Tenor Saxophone
Sam Most   Flute,Baritone Saxophone,Soloist,Guest Appearance
Kevin Axt   Bass
Christian Jacob   Piano
Andy Martin   Trombone
Santo Savino   Drums

Technical Credits

Frankie Laine   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Bill Holman   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes,Author
Jerome Kern   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Frank Jones   Engineer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Carl Saunders   Composer,Liner Notes
Carl Fischer   Composer
Ken Poston   Liner Notes,Author

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